Fiber cut - response in seconds?

Peter Beckman beckman at
Tue Jun 2 15:19:17 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, JC Dill wrote:

>>> Why do they "watch" and "monitor" rather than proactively go out and say 
>>> "watch out, there's an unmarked cable here" and keep them from cutting the 
>>> cable in the first place?

  Because if they DON'T hit the line, it is still a secret.

  Then again, if they DO hit the line, it's pretty obvious what the line is
  for and at least one place it runs.  I wonder if the Gov't schedules a
  move of the line once it's operational security is comprimised by an
  accidental cut.

Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
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